BrandArena: May 2020

Sunday 31 May 2020

Red Star Delivers Food Items to Less Privileged Communities

In line with its Corporate Social Responsibility policy, Red Star Express Plc, one of Nigeria’s foremost logistics solutions providers, has been involved in the delivery of food items to several less-privileged communities in Lagos and Ogun. According to the company’s Group Managing Director, Dr. Sola Obabori, these efforts were made to support families and communities affected unfavorably by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Monday 25 May 2020

TAJBank Announces Issuance of N150 Billion Naira FGN Sukuk

TAJBank, Nigeria’s most innovative Non–Interest financial institution has announced a 150 million naira Sukuk Bond as appointed by the Federal Government of Nigeria

Zoom tentatively suspend Giphy from its chat feature

Zoom has temporarily disabled the integration of GIF platform Giphy in its chat feature, the company said in a blog post. “Once additional technical and security measures have been deployed, we will re-enable the feature.” Zoom didn’t offer any specifics beyond that on Giphy’s removal.

ABCHealth Announces New CEO

The African Business Coalition for Health (ABCHealth) has announced the appointment of Mories Atoki as Chief Executive Officer following the unanimous agreement of its Board of Directors.

Thursday 21 May 2020

COVID-19: Zedcrest Group Donates Ventilators & Face Masks to Kano State Government

...Distributes Food Boxes to Less Privileged Nigerians, Medical Personnel in Lagos 

Kano State’s response to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) outbreak received a boost on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 as new-age financial solutions powerhouse, Zedcrest Group donated 10 ventilators and 1,500 KN95 face masks to the State government.

Friday 15 May 2020

LaLiga Reiterates Commitment to Societal Development through Football

Spanish football league, LaLiga recently hosted an exclusive media briefing to reiterate its commitment to societal development through football amidst the global COVID-19 crisis. The virtual event allowed key Nigerian media to engage in insightful and interactive sessions on the league’s efforts towards societal development.

Thursday 14 May 2020

Wilson Officially Becomes Game Ball of the NBA, WNBA, NBA G League, NBA 2K League and Basketball Africa League

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Wilson Sporting Goods Co. announced a multiyear global partnership today that will make Wilson the official game ball of the NBA, Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), NBA G League, NBA 2K League and Basketball Africa League (BAL).

Court vacates order barring NIPC from spending its IGR

A federal high court sitting in Abuja has vacated a ruling that barred the Nigeria Investment Promotion Council (NIPC) from spending its internally generated revenue.

9mobile and Mobihealth extend telemedicine to Kano to fight health care challenges in the State

Nigeria’s leading telecoms service provider, 9mobile, and award-winning telemedicine provider Mobihealth international, have partnered with the Association of Resident Doctors of Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, AKTH, SHYO, and Northfield Health Services, to support the efforts of Kano State Government to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and other health care challenges in the State.

COVID-19: HOW Foundation feeds Isiokpo Community

In an effort to curb the spread of the deadly Coronavirus pandemic, and to further support the government in making living easier for the masses, a non-governmental organization, Herbert Onyewumbu Wiwge, (HOW)  Foundation, has put smiles on the faces of thousands of people in some communities in River State.

Wednesday 13 May 2020

Ikeja Electric unveils ‘takeover journey, new horizons for growth’ in 2018 Sustainability Report

Ikeja Electric Plc, Nigeria’s leading electricity distribution company, has published its 2018 Sustainability Report titled, “Committed to Excellence - Half a Decade of Bringing Energy to Life”, which reflects IE’s performance, accomplishments, challenges, passion for its business and its growth opportunities in 2018.

Michelle Obama's Memoir 'Becoming' Now On Netflix

Michelle Obama in "Becoming," an intimate look into the life of the former first lady is on Netflix.

Google to End Google Play Music For Youtube Music this Year

Google has confirmed plan to shut down its Google Play Music in 2020 and transition existing customers to its other music service, YouTube Music.

Red Star Implements Safety Measures As Offices Open Nationwide

Red Star Express Plc, one of Nigeria’s foremost logistics solutions providers, has announced new safety measures to be implemented at its offices nationwide. This was made known by the Group Managing Director, Dr. Sola Obabori, in a statement issued by the company after the Federal Government announced a gradual ease of the lockdown in various parts of the country.

Monday 11 May 2020

Cigna Middle East CEO Extends Role to African Markets

Cigna Corporation, a global health services company, has appointed Jerome Droesch as Chief Executive Officer for the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, expanding his remit to include all markets across Africa.

Nigeria Rugby Union Board congratulates World Rugby Chairman and Executives

Nigeria Rugby Football Federation (NRFF) Board has congratulated Sir Bill Beaumont for ‘winning’ another term to serve as World Rugby Chairman.

Why Vantage Capital pulled out from Vumatel

Vantage Capital, Africa’s largest mezzanine debt fund manager, announced that it has fully exited its investment in Vumatel, the largest fibre-to-the-home network provider in South Africa. The company was established in October 2014 by Niel Schoeman and Johan Pretorius, industry veterans who had previously started up the Birchman Group and Conduct Telecom before creating Vumatel.

Friday 8 May 2020

COVID-19: Zedcrest Group Distributes Over 1000 Food Boxes to Less Privileged Nigerians, Frontline Healthcare Workers in Lagos

New-age financial powerhouse, Zedcrest Group recently distributed over 1000 food boxes to less privileged Nigerians and frontline healthcare workers in Lagos as part of the company's relief effort to cushion the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the people of the State.

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First Bank to hold virtual SME clinic

First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s premier and leading financial inclusion services provider, will host a virtual SME Business Clinic to provide insightful information on how SMEs can better manage the financial activities of their businesses.

Ikeja Electric bags latest ISO certifications to record industry’s first

Ikeja Electric Plc (IE), Nigeria’s leading electricity distribution company, has added to its scorecard by becoming first and only company in the sector to earn the latest ISO accreditation.

Wednesday 6 May 2020

MEST Africa Challenge 2020 Application Deadline Expended

The MEST Africa Challenge 2020 application deadline has been extended to May 13th.

“We realize that the MEST Africa Challenge and funding opportunities for African tech startups are now more important than ever,” says Jorn Lyseggen, CEO of MEST.

Tuesday 5 May 2020

HP, African Union Partner for Distance Learning in 55 African Countries During COVID-19

At the Extra-Ordinary Session of the Specialized Technical Committee on Education, Science and Technology held virtually on 30th April 2020, HP and the African Union Commission (AUC) agreed to join efforts to expand digital learning opportunities for all youth in 55 AU Member States. Both entities have agreed to collaborate on various initiatives including exchange of information and expertise, as well as promotion of online platforms to support digital learning.

Rotary Club of Gbagada donates PPE to LASUTH

The Rotary Club of Gbagada has supported government’s effort to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 pandemic by donating Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the Lagos State University teaching Hospital (LASUTH) frontline personnel on Thursday, 30th of April. 2020.

Ufuoma McDermott is the new face of Friska Herbal Teas

Friska Farms Limited, makers of Friska Herbal teas recently appointed Ufuoma McDermott, a Nollywood A-lister as its brand ambassador. The appointment which was signed recently, demonstrates the brand’s vision to be the leading African organic lifestyle promoter, providing natural solutions that address wellness concerns globally.

COVID-19: NBC Launches Food Relief Intervention for Families

In a further demonstration of its support for the COVID-19 fight and commitment to providing relief to vulnerable Nigerians, the Nigerian Bottling Company Limited (NBC) has commenced the distribution of food items to thousands of households across the country to help them mitigate the impact of the pandemic.